After moving to the Tri-Cities in 1996, Bill McKay worked at Iowa Beef Packers initially, then became a loan officer at Sterling Bank. He and his wife Cindy, who taught at Southgate elementary, purchased a six-acre farm in Kennewick. They built what is now a profitable family business, 27th Ave. Self-Storage, which opened in May of 2005.
McKay's background in farming, along with having been a loan officer and small business owner gives him unique experience in working with cities as a developer, lender, property owner.
Bill is the father of four adult children who have successful careers. He has volunteered with many organizations since moving to the Tri-Cities, including the Tri-Cities YMCA board, Tri-Cities Prep High School board, various positions in his church, Scoutmaster for Troop 115, AAU Basketball Coach and as Southridge High School Booster Club president. Currently he is a board member on the Washington Self-Storage Association Board.
Mr. McKay was elected at large to the City Council in 2018 and elected as Mayor in 2022.
Committees & Boards
Mr. McKay is currently serving on the Joint Coliseum Advisory Committee, Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Advisory Committee (HAEIFAC), and Tr-Cities National Park Committee. Mr. McKay also serves as alternate on the Benton County Mosquito Control District, Energy Communities Alliance, and Tri Cities Development Council Executive Board (TRIDEC).